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CNET Expert Help: How to build a supercomputer at home

Jun 14, 1999, 16:19 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harish Pillay)

"Finally, the promise of supercomputing is now available to the average PC user. Using Linux and commodity hardware, one can construct and deploy supercomputer-class computing at a very competitive cost, and with no sacrifice in functionality.

"Enter Beowulf."

"Why would you want to have a supercomputer? This is an question that would generally invoke the same reply as was given by Sir Edmund Hillary on why he climbed Mt. Everest--"because it is there".

"Although in this case, a more apt answer would be "because I can now have one".

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